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Latitude: 54.641 / 54°38'27"N
Longitude: -1.2394 / 1°14'21"W
OS Eastings: 449184
OS Northings: 527588
OS Grid: NZ491275
Mapcode National: GBR MGSS.G3
Mapcode Global: WHD6L.XLZZ
Entry Name: Greatham Hospital
Listing Date: 23 April 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1249889
English Heritage Legacy ID: 432112
Location: Greatham, Hartlepool, TS25
Civil Parish: Greatham
Built-Up Area: Greatham
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Greatham
Church of England Diocese: Durham
GREATHAM FRONT STREET
(off west side)
12/21 Greatham Hospital
Almshouse (Hospital of God, St. Mary and St. Cuthbert), 1803-4 by Jeffrey
Wyatt (later Wyatville) for J.W. Egerton, Earl of Bridgewater; 1272
foundation. Limestone ashlar with hipped slate roofs and stone ridge
copings. Rectangular plan around 2 small "T"-plan courtyards. Quasi Gothic
style; single storey. Principal (south) front has central hall fronted by a
slightly projecting loggia, open to front with 3 pointed, chamfered arches,
diagonal buttresses and moulded eaves cornice. Embattled parapet flanks a
central square clock tower, having narrow diagonal buttresses, moulded eaves
cornice, embattled parapet and octagonal timber bell turret, with pointed,
louvred opening to each face, ogee roof and weather-vane finial. Lower
2-bay wings to left and right are buttressed between bays. Octagonal
clasping buttresses at angles rise as turret chimney stacks. Mid C20
casements in original chamfered openings under labels. Ridge stack to each
wing. Extensions to rear, and former Master's House adjoining north-east
angle are not of interest. V.C.H. Durham, 1928, Vol. II p. 121 and Vol.
III pp. 242-3.
Listing NGR: NZ4918427588
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